Tarun Agarwal


Untouched By Happiness - Poem by Tarun Agarwal

Untouched by happiness


Here, in India, lives a concept,
of untouchables - people not worthy of contact.

I too was for sometime an untouchable,
an ignominious failure lives marooned in an island.

Then words happened and a bridge constructed,
suddenly, I was embraced, hugged - touched.

The crown of glory is now on me,
but to my one person I'll always remain an untouchable - happiness.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poetry, it says many things in few words.

Comments about Untouched By Happiness by Tarun Agarwal

  • (2/7/2013 6:13:00 AM)


    Hi. Tarun, I can feel what you write though from the other side of the moon, its hidden scarred face, being born a Brahmin for no fault of mine, and being a doted son of a father who otherwise is the greatest. Dad on the planet, apart from being blind by choice to caste and its scourge, I feel so ashamed and yet so proud to be his son. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 7, 2013



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